Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for October 2, 2016 Proper 22 THE READINGS First Reading: Lamentations 1:1-6 Alternate Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4 How lonely sits the city that once was full of people! How like a widow she has become, she that was great among the nations! She that was a princess among the […]

Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for September 25, 2016 Proper 21 THE READINGS First Reading: Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15 Alternate: Amos 6:1a, 4-7 32:1 The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord in the tenth year of King Zedekiah of Judah, which was the eighteenth year of Nebuchadrezzar. 2 At that time the […]

Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for September 18, 2016 18th Sunday after Pentecost Proper 20 THE READINGS   First Reading: Jeremiah 8:18-9:1 Alternate: Amos 8:4-7 8:18 My joy is gone, grief is upon me, my heart is sick. 19 Hark, the cry of my poor people from far and wide in the land: […]

Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for September 11, 2016 Proper 19 THE READINGS   First Reading: Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28 Alternate Exodus 32:7-14 14:11At that time it will be said to this people and to Jerusalem: A hot wind comes from me out of the bare heights in the desert toward my poor people, […]